In a joint article published in the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday 9th April, Cardinal Vincent and Home Secretary Theresa May have called on businesses to take responsibility for ensuring that their supply chains do not include workers in conditions of modern slavery.
The article comes ahead of a conference on the issue of human trafficking this week in the Vatican, to be attended by Cardinal Vincent, Theresa May and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Representatives from 20 police forces worldwide will also be in attendance, along with the heads of Interpol and Europol.
The British government has taken the lead in combating human trafficking worldwide and is the first European government to unveil a Modern Slavery Bill, which aims to toughen the punishment of offenders and offer greater protection to victims.
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